#CelebrateMom #2 - Salma's Story

Salma, the Founder

With Mothers Day around the corner, we wanted to put a spotlight on some of the moms part of The Essentials Story and with everything going on right now, how they feel... Here is our Founder Salma Merchant Rahmathulla based in Miami and mom of two.
"This Mothers Day feels much more monumental, perhaps it's the fact that we are able to relate to fellow mothers in a more profound way than ever before. This year we all multi-tasked & juggled a million things to make things work, despite the world crumbling around us. What kept me going was seeing my kids that were so resilient during this time. There have been times that I have savoured the precious moments with my little family in a way that I never did before. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Seeing the images of what's currently happening in my home country India right now is particularly heart-breaking. Also given our company is mission-driven, where giving back & putting a spotlight on stories around the world is at the core of what we do, it's even more important for me personally to share these same stories with my children and make gratitude part of our family's daily practice. Only when we are grateful for what we have, can we see what's happening around us, be moved by it and be inspired to do something about it. I will never forget seeing the images from India from the lens of my 7-year-old son and almost 4-year-old daughter and how the only way forward is to help".